Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On The Police Beat In Japan…a movie starring Daniel Radcliffe!?

On28 July 2013 I introduced a book called ‘Tokyo Vice’. After some days I found this article by chance. To some extent, I am looking forward to watching this movie how Harry Potter will pray the American journalist, the author of ‘Tokyo Vice’. In this book Jake Adelstein wrote about the relationship between Yakuza and a religious cult, biggest cult of Japan, Soka Gakkai (SGI) which Crown Princess Masako of the Imperial House of Japan and her parents belong to.

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Daily Prophet Flash: DanRad gets Press Pass for Tokyo Vice; The Last Yakuza to be published in 2014


Radcliffe-san has been preparing to play the role of a newspaper journalist for over 10 years–more or less. To write for a newspaper, you have to read the newspaper. The Daily Prophet is one of the most respected in the industry; almost always first with the scoop and only occasionally very wrong.

text courtesy of William Clark 
May 1st, 2013

The text of the release is as follows:  commercial director Anthony Mandler will direct, based on a script by acclaimed playwright JT Rogers. Le Grisbi Productions’ John Lesher and Adam Kassan are producing. The film is eyeing a start date of first quarter 2014.

Radcliffe will play American reporter Jake Adelstein who, while working at the Yomiuri Shinbun newspaper in Tokyo, covered a beat that included murder, vice, and the yakuza. The film will be based on Adelstein’s memoir of the same name and focus on his encounters with yakuza boss Tadamasa Goto, also known as the “John Gotti of Japan”. Adelstein investigated the notorious gangster at great personal cost and sacrifice, braving death threats, before finally exposing Goto.

Adelstein, who will be working with Rogers on the script, is still an investigative reporter.   (….more)

extracted from : Japan Subculture Research Center


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(1933 – 1997) A Japanese film director. The movies he directed, all of which he wrote himself, are comic satires.

2 responses to “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On The Police Beat In Japan…a movie starring Daniel Radcliffe!?”

  1. Kazz Basma says : you might like this documentary on the yakuza (scroll down) x

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